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Odd-lot trading in U.S. equities

Brian S. Roseman, Bonnie F. Van Ness and Robert A. Van Ness

The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2018, vol. 69, issue C, 125-133

Abstract: We study odd-lot trades in U.S. Equities. NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed securities trade and report on various markets, and in this paper, we examine odd-lot activity in these venues. We also look at odd-lot trading on December 9, 2013, when odd-lot trades began reporting to the consolidated public tapes. We find a small increase in odd-lot trading occurring after odd-lot trades are reported to the consolidated tape, which is inconsistent with the belief that some odd-lot trades are larger trades broken up to avoid reporting to the consolidated tape. Odd-lot trades have disproportionately high cumulative price changes relative to the level of odd-lot trading. We also find a positive relation between odd-lot order imbalance and returns.

Keywords: Odd lot; Market microstructure; Exchanges; Trading; Volume (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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